METALLICA Drummer Discusses His Love Of Jazz On ‘Jamie Cullum’ Radio Show (Audio)

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was interviewed about his love of jazz on yesterday’s (Tuesday, September 20) edition of the “Jamie Cullum” show on BBC Radio 2. Ulrich discussed his father’s influence as a jazz musician, and the impact jazz artists in his home had on his future works. You can now listen to the program at this location.

Ulrich‘s father Torben played New Orleans jazz clarinet on the Danish scene in Copenhagen in the 1950s, connecting with Stan Getz and Dexter Gordon. Gordon was Lars‘s godfather.

Jamie told, “Long before I was into jazz, I was a fan of heavy metal music. METALLICA are one band that really did it for me in my early days. I’ve always been interested in the technical mastery it took to play both jazz and heavy metal. When I discovered Lars Ulrich, one of the founder members of METALLICA, is into his jazz, I had to get him onto my Radio 2 show.”

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